Beiwei 55º offers private and public tours of Britain in Chinese, with native British Mandarin-speaking guides. Tours in Chinese of London, Scotland, the Lake District, Yorkshire, the North East of England, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath and around other parts of Britain.
Jay is from County Durham in the North East of England and studied Chinese and Spanish at the University of Leeds. As well as a first class degree with a distinction in both spoken languages, he has nearly two and a half years’ experience working, travelling, living and studying in China. He has worked as a Tour Guide and Tour Operations Manager in Shanghai and Beijing, appeared on Chinese national television and also worked for NGOs in China.
Growing up in the south of England in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, then moving north to Yorkshire for her studies (and her love of Yorkshire tea), Eve has first-hand knowledge of what life is like, and how it differs, at both ends of the country. Now living in London, she has come to know and love the unexplored corners of the city but would encourage any tourist to spend time outside the capital if they want to experience the real Britain!
Johnny comes from a wee town in the Highlands of Scotland called Tain. After a youth of golf, whisky and Highland dancing, he spent 4 years studying at the University of Edinburgh where he obtained a first class degree in Political Philosophy. Upon graduation, he obtained a scholarship to learn Chinese in Taiwan, and subsequently spent the next 2 years learning Chinese at National Taiwan University’s ICLP division.
As a lover of languages and travel, meeting new people and sharing stories has always been a passion of Davina’s. She was born in London but grew up in Winchester, in Hampshire, before moving to Edinburgh to study Chinese and French.
Sienna is our Bath guide. She was born in Bath and loves to show off her beautiful home city to visitors from the UK and around the world. She became passionate about Chinese history, culture and language when she was 12 years old, and started studying Mandarin as a teenager.
James is a keen history geek, and loves nothing more than a few hours spent discussing interesting historical stories with foreign guests. He studied History and Politics at Oxford University, and followed this with two years spent living and studying in Beijing, including a stint at Beijing Language and Culture University. James guides our tours around the British Museum.
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